How Santan Dave nearly followed in his brothers’ footsteps to jail but momma saved the day

Santan Dave has come a long way from his debut rap gig

23rd of September 2019 could not have gone any better for Santan Dave.

The 21 year old Nigerian British artist stood with his proud mum accepting the Mercury Music Price winner’s trophy for his latest album ‘Psychodrama’ which also came with a £25k cash prize.

In his speech, Dave thanks his mum, and brother, Christopher. Boy, those two are the most influential people who got him to that stage.

In 2015, the then 16 year old made his rap debut on Bl@ckBox. In that moment in time with his rapping, you could tell he was one special talent.

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Basketmouth aka Bright Okpocha: 5 Ehen facts

Arguably Nigerian comedy’s greatest export, Basketmouth has been dominating the UK comedy scene for over 10 years now.

As he prepares to relaunch his one-man show in the UK, we learn 5 ehen facts including his UK achievements, family and more that makes him Basketmouth aka Bright Okpocha – the UK’s adopted Nigerian comedy great.

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How to get a Nigerian Emergency Travel Certificate in the UK

Emergency travel certificates (ETC) are one of the easiest services available at the Nigerian High Commission in London, UK.

It can be applied for if a Nigeria citizen is in need to travel in the nearest future, but passport is lost, stolen, or possibly waiting for a passport application to be processed.

Here are some information you will need when applying. Continue reading

Tips on applying for a Nigerian passport online in the UK

Applying for a Nigerian passport in the UK was once a traumatic experience. Times are changing though.

Applications and payments are now made online – making the process more bearable and straight-forward than ever before.

From application to collection, here are what you need to know when applying for a Nigerian passport in the UK. Continue reading

Social media ‘relationship goals’ Nakita x Terroll split… and drop his and hers videos of why

They were once called ‘relationship goals’ with tons of young people idolising them. A year plus into dating, social media couple Nakita and Terroll have called it quits.

It was initially made to out have ended amicably until Nakita dropped a bombshell Youtube video revealing why they had broken up “from her point of view”.

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72-yr-old grandma Of 6 furious her 27-yr-old Nigerian husband is denied U.K Visa AGAIN

They met for the first time at their wedding in Nigeria after 3 months of Facebook dating, but retired grandma, Angela is insisting CJ is her soulmate and should be able to come and live with her in the UK.

Angela who has 3 sons aged 50, 47 and 43, and 6 grandchildren met the gorgeous man back in 2015, 6 months after her second marriage collapsed. A month later, CJ, an Igbo computer engineer, popped the question via Skype.

So far they have spent £20,000 (N10Million) for visas and flights back and forth, their hope now is an approval on CJ’ student visa to study masters in computing.

Angela narrates her story

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Mans like Mikes Comedyy

Black talented youths emerged from the African Pride Awards 2017 which took place to recognise Black stars inspiring our race.

It brought about acts including ‘Comedian of the Year’ winner – Michael Dapaah.

There was another rising star though – in the form of Mikes Comedyy.

Mike like Dapaah is a comedian, rapper and actor, whose current jokes centre around a Nigerian Dad constantly irritated by his British son’s ways. The skits are kind of dark but hilarious.

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Behind the act, is a determined young guy with a promising future but only if hope his colourful past does not mingle with his future.

5 things we did not know about Mikes Comedyy
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African Pride Awards 2017: Best dressed ladies and dapper men

On Sunday 13th August, The African Pride Awards took place to acknowledged beautiful, handsome Black Stars making waves on British soil.

See the full list of winners and nominees at The African Pride Awards 2017

Popular faces graced the 5* Montcalm Hotel in Park Lane, London, in their attires.

Some looked like they forgot the memo while others outshone, bringing their A-games. Here are the dapper men and beautifully dressed women at African Pride Awards 2017. Continue reading

APA 2017 Awards Winners and Nominees: Who came out top?

Competition lines were drawn on Saturday, as Black stars gathered at the 2nd African Pride Awards 2017 in London, to discover who won the reputable #APA trophy.

Four to five Black celebrities considered top of their games were put in categories to be nominated by the public.

It was artists like Maleek Berry vs Stormzy in one category, comedians – Mike Dapaah vs Mikes Comedyy, Youtube queens Estare vs Grace Ajilore.

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Why it took Gay Nigerian – Aderonke Apata – 13 years to UK asylum victory

After 13 years of failed asylums, Home Office battles and court refusals, Aderonke finally won her legal war to remain in the UK based on her sexuality.

Aderonke is openly and proudly gay.

On paper, her ‘asylum based on sexuality’ should have been a plain sailing stamp of approval since legally you only need to show ‘real risk’ of life if returned to birth country.

Former president Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill in 2014 that criminalised same-sex relationship with up to 14 years in prison, before this gays were never accepted talk-less of now.

However, series of events since Aderonke’ arrival to the UK complicated matters, leading to a High court judge branding her a liar.

So what was Ronke’s story?

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“Let me give you all the real gist, the reality of marrying a white man” An anonymous user on Toke Makinwa’s sister wedding

As Toke Makinwa’s younger sister, Busayo, said I do for the second time in an intimate gathering at her husband’s native country, Norway, an anonymous user dished her opinion on the longevity of their new marriage.


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InstaDebt: Yvonne Nelson owes fashion boutique $5,000


2.8 million Instagram following Star and Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson is alleged to owe a Ghanaian boutique $5,000 for clothes bought on credit and used for public event and Instagram.

According to the boutique manager to Screwlife.com, “she used to pay us on time whenever she borrowed clothes but for the past 3 months, we haven’t seen any show from her.”

They are yet to yet from the Ghanian superstar

What camera equipment and set-up does Patricia Bright use?

Patricia is popular Nigerian British Youtubber known for her great avices, tip sharing on fashion, lifestyle and all else.

Starting YouTube officially in 2010, Patricia did not make any money for 4 years but stayed focus on her passion and interest to get to where and who she is today.

Patricia is a canon lover who started off using shoe boxes or books to support her video recording. Nowadays she rolls with bad boy camera and equipment setups

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Nigerians can play UK’s Lotto and Euromillions from Nigeria for up to ₦10 million

Western Lotto Nigeria, have taken European lotteries to Nigeria with the help of a UK technical company.

Nigerians play UK Lotto and EuroMillions with European counterparts for a win of up to 10 million naira

Individuals based in Nigeria are able to play Lotto and Euromillions side by side with their Europeans counterparts for a potential winning of up to ₦10 million.

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Silver place? Yes please! Deborah takes 3rd spot on Big Brother UK 2017

After a whooping 54 days and threatening to quit at one point, Deborah Agboola has taken 3rd spot in Big Brother 2017, beating her sister and 18 other contestants to the spot.

Exiting the house to loud cheers, in a gorgeous pink mixed with gold lace traditional Nigerian dress, Deborah wondered how she earned the 3rd spot, telling presenter, Emma Willis, “I thought I was too boring”.

In the 54 days spent in the house, Deborah, 25, earned the most Continue reading

Finally! A lady Doctor Who

Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker has been announced by the BBC, as the 13th doctor to play Doctor Who.

Julie will commence the role from 2018 after current Doctor, Peter Capaldi bows out in the 2017 Christmas special, and as predicted, the news has divided fans of the show. See reactions below. Continue reading

Ayesha Alohan-Eke, 16, declared missing from Illford

Police have declared 16 year old Ayesha Alohan-Eke missing having last been seen at home in Ilford on Friday July 14.

16 year old missing Ayesha Alohan-Eke is said to black, 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build

Ayesha is believed to have travelled to Whitechapel area but her current whereabouts are unknown.

She was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, navy blue trousers, grey trainers, and carrying a black rucksack. She is described as black, 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build with black hair.

Do you have any information on Ayesha’s whereabouts? Police are urging to contact the East Area Command unit in Ilford on 101. To remain anonymous you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Bisi Alimi lays it fierce through alter ego MsPoshP

A week after celebrating gay pride and partaking in the London parade, Bisi shares a photo of his and hubby’s drag queen alter egos –  Ms Posh Pussy and Ms Angelique Soggybottom.

As well as being gay right and HIV activist, Bisi has shared with the world his other passion – dressing as a drag queen. More pics of Ms Posh Pussy below. Continue reading

Catch the tea on RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey’s 50th themed birthday party [Video]

RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey marked her BIG 5.0. earlier this year, but decided to have a second one – well she has lived for half century. She had a grand birthday party themed ’50 shades of Cynthia’ specially for the reality show cameras.

Guests were told to dress up as different versions of Cynthia, and fellow housewives did not disappoint. Check them out below, plus a behind the scene gossip video from Atlanta’s celebrity specialist – ATLien.

Kandi in a coke can roller tribute won Cynthia’s #50cyntchallenge

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2 jailed, 2 suspended and 2 on the run: Nigerian tax credit scammers

Oluwatobi Emmanuel Odeyemi and Kayode Sanni have been jailed for a £10 million scam.

Oluwatobi Emmanuel Odeyemi and Kayode Sanni jailed for total of 8 plus years for scamming HMRC with civil servants’ details 

They along with Oluwagbenga Odeyemi (Stephen), his wife Oluwatumininu Banjo, Adedamola Oyebode, Kayode Sanni and Chantelle Gumbs ran a tax credit scam using the identities of Continue reading

[Video]: Black man vs white man fight: guess who gets called a monkey?

A fight breaks out between 2 drivers on a busy road in New Cross, London – the car driver is black and the lorry driver is white.

Lorry driver is all pumped up to fight – throwing punches before the other driver gets out of his car. But it is the black man who eventually get outs and starts to defend that gets hate comments from Youtube watchers including, ‘beat that f**king nigger. Beat it until it understands its station in life.’

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“They’ll start folding up one by one”: The right message to send to fans, Nathaniel Bassey?

Olowogbogboro and #hallelujahchallenge champion, Nathaniel Bassey got all wound up following an heavily reported story that he was involved in a car accident.

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After revealing the story was in fact someone else’s testimony, the gospel figure who performed some of his now ended challenges in London followed suit with another comment: Continue reading

Bukola and Nasir collect their Queen’s Younger Leaders’ awards

Back in November 2016, Bukola and Nasir were announced as the Nigerian winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award 2017.

Fast forward to 29th of June 2017, the 2 deserving recipients received their accolades and that special handshake from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

A Warwick and Leicester universities graduate of Law, Bukola could not contain her excitement as she collected her award and mingled with Continue reading

Fans clapback at Tonto despite stating ‘no negative comments’…after the divorce jubilation dance

Tonto received huge publicity and backlash over her jubilation dance following the return of her bride price. Obviously affected by the comments, Tonto went on to inform followers to refrain from her page should they wish to post negative comments.

This did not stop many fans who questioned her jubilation at a divorce. Some accused Continue reading

‘Can we stop checking our spouses phone?’ Madam NHN frustratingly asks and advises

A seemingly frustrated woman only identified as Madam NHN starts off with the begging question, ‘can we stop checking our spouses phone?’.

Her questioning streams into prospects of looking into a man’s phone increases the chance of an early grave, propositioning the question ‘who will look after your children?’ and ‘because of a man?’

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Why wait! East Londoner Hannah weds Olu within a year of courtship

They were friends for 9 years before becoming romantically involved in July 2016. By October they were engaged and 6 months later in March, 3 weddings were underway.

Hannah Balogun, 27, CEO of hairstyling company HoneyHand wedded 26 year old Olumide Aiyegbusi in 3 beautiful ceremonies in March/April, detailing their relationship and life on YouTube.

Before embarking on the weddings, the bride was graced with a well planned all white bridal party in February, where games included Continue reading

Big Brother woke us up! Sisters Debora and Hannah Agboola among first set of 2017 contestants

Big Brother is back on our screens again, and just when we were about to switch off, we are introduced to Debora and Hannah Agboola – 2 of the first set of contestants to enter the Big Brother house this Monday.

The UK-born Nigerian sisters along with Kayleigh Morris, Lotan Carter, Imran and Sukhvinder Javeed, and more will be battling for popularity votes and a possible £100,000.

Hannah 23, a make-up store assistant from East London currently holds the Continue reading

It now cost £5.48 for visa ’email’ enquires made outside the UK

The home office has announced that effective from today 1st June, it will now cost £5.48 to enquire about your visa application if you live outside the UK.

A scenario may be, you have made an application and it is taking sometime to hear back from the home office aso you wish to get in touch with them. You will need Continue reading

‘She is relentless, she doesn’t stop’: The conclusion of Angel Duffy from Britain on the Fiddle

Britain on the Fiddle series 2, episode 1 introduced us to three people who had scammed the British benefits system and were being brought to account for their acts.

The episode ended with a cliff-hanger on the most interesting and popular character – Angel Duffy – who made up different stories to get away with her fraud. The suspense was finally concluded in series 2, episode 2.

Recalling at the end of episode 1 (read here), Angel Duffy (aka Angel Jackson aka Paris Anderson) was remanded in custody until her trial with presenter, Richard Bilton, saying at the very end: “…in the coming months, event will take place that will turn this case on it head”.

Episode 2 portrays just that, at least at the beginning, and it becomes Continue reading

The ‘pick me, pick me’ smile: Theresa May appealing to black voters with a visit to RCCG church

11 days to election and, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May turned up at Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Jesus House, London on Sunday to listen to the word of God – and position herself as suitable PM in the minds of black people.

In a video uploaded by the church, Mrs May listened, laughed and clapped as senior pastor of Jesus House in Brent Cross – Pastor Agu Irukwu – delivered a message on becoming citizens of God’s kingdom. He drew analogy between being citizens of God and how he became a British citizen after Continue reading

(Un)Happy democracy day Nigeria

The UK is enjoying a long weekend off with today being its bank holiday and so is Nigeria.

Patriotism is jumping off the roof as Nigerians celebrate today’s bank holiday – Democracy Day. Many took to  twitter to voice their take on #democracyday and (mostly) ordinary citizens say there is nothing to celebrate given Nigeria’s economic conditions, its ailing President who is in London, and a corrupt government.

Here is what some had to say below. Continue reading

Who-is-Who UK: Olalekan Ajala’s 50 birthday extravaganza at The Dorchester [Video]

London based Olalekan Ajala celebrated his 50th birthday in a classy style in April 2017 surrounded by his wife, Yewande and 3 children.

The extravagant white-themed event held at the Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane was adorned with designer wearing guests whom were treated to champagne on arrival, samba dancers, saxophonist and of course, Nigerian music.

Olalekan graced the occasion in Tom Ford and Continue reading

Uk’s scapegoat Ibori gets a measly £1 out of £4,000 claim in damages

James Ibori, former Delta State governor has been awarded £1 (approx. ₦480) by UK courts for false imprisonment and breach of his human rights.

Ibori, 57, was due to be released from prison on 20th of December 2016 following a deal brokered with the Home Office. However, in an attempt to Continue reading

Actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande arrives in London for Isoken movie premiere

Isoken the movie is set to premiere at Leicester Square’s Cineworld tomorrow from 7pm, and its stars are arriving slowly but surely.

While fellow star, Funke Akindele Bello is yet to arrive, main star Dakore Egbuson-Akande arrived yesterday and attended promo duties today at BEN TV studios. The 38 year old mother of two wore Continue reading